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Old 01/04/2008, 10:14 PM
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AquaC Remora Protein Skimmer

everything i have seen says the AquaC Remora Protein
Skimmer that HOTB are the best..

I got one and placed it on my 55. I puts an insane amount of micro bubbles into my tank. I got the the Surface Prefilter Box and still I get an insane amount of micro bubbles in my tank.

Is there anything i can do to stop the bubbles ???


thanks, james



55gallon with fish and 60lbs of live rock.. (6months old)
gettting it ready for corals and etc.
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Old 01/04/2008, 10:29 PM
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If you would have looked at this forum you would have seen that the remora is on the bottom of the list for hot's. Its by far the worst out there imo hands down.

That being said, the micro's should cease alot after it breaks in which should take a week or so. Then you can start becoming frustrated with it.

Did WWM tell you it was great?
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Old 01/04/2008, 11:18 PM
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I have one and like it very much.
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Old 01/06/2008, 03:12 AM
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I have one and like it very much.
You'd be amazed how bad they are when compared to other skimmers.

I went with a Deltec MCE600.
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Old 01/06/2008, 08:45 AM
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Harsh.

The bubbles and the noise will subside after a couple of weeks.

Where can you buy the MCE600 in the US?

--Colin
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Old 01/06/2008, 09:44 AM
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I had a remora pro, with the surface prefilter box and mag 3 , i sold it and bought a MCE 600 . You can get them from www.deltecus.com . They blow the remora away ... pretty much anything will ... and yes wwm conned me into buying on years ago ...
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Old 01/06/2008, 11:52 AM
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The bermuda rogue with a mag 5 will eat up any of the above skimmers hands down and will pull much more air. The mce600 will do around 500 and the rogue will do up to 1000lph. With a mag5 the rogue will do around 25scfh compared to the 17 from he mce600 and its much cheaper.
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Old 01/06/2008, 11:59 AM
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Harsh.

The bubbles and the noise will subside after a couple of weeks.

Where can you buy the MCE600 in the US?

--Colin
http://www.deltecusa.us/

I have both deltec HOB's the MCE600 is a beast.
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Old 01/07/2008, 03:57 PM
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Either way I think a rogue or deltec will DESTROY the remora. Take my word for it, I used to own a remora until after 2 months it just stopped skimming. I'm much happier with the rogue and know what true skimming is about now.
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Old 01/07/2008, 04:13 PM
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Aqua C Remoras being great HOB skimmers is just a myth. I also bought into it 5-6 years ago. When I had it, I thought it did a pretty good job. But now that I have a Deltec MCE600, I realize that the Remora basically did nothing!
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Old 01/07/2008, 04:15 PM
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Yea, what a bummer about the remora. Definately the deltec mce600, bermuda rogue, turbofloater 3000, octo 300f and most likely the atb are the better hot's out there. Other than that i wouldn't run any others.
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Old 01/07/2008, 05:27 PM
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My Remora fills the cup daily with some serious nasty skimmate. It does have a Mag5 on it as opposed to the standard mj1200.
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